A new Central Canada Hockey League award has been created and will be handed out annually starting this coming season. League officials have established the Chris Messina Broadcasting Award in honour of the former CCHL director of communications and broadcasting who died suddenly on Aug. 14
Goodbye Cumberland Grads. And hello Navan Grads.Following several years of contemplating renaming his Central Canada Hockey League franchise, owner Steve Barban has finally made the move. After a bit of buzz had been created on social media in recent weeks – forecasting a major announcement – the news became official this past week at a village fair.
Ian Henderson is back working in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL). Henderson had stepped away from the Junior A circuit last year after having spent seven seasons with the Hawkesbury Hawks.
A former National Hockey League player still owns the Kemptville 73’s. But it’s not Ron Tugnutt, the ex-goalie who appeared in 724 NHL matches and had owned the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) franchise the past five seasons.
Like all their Central Canada Hockey League rivals, the Rockland Nationals will commence their regular season in September. But the Nationals’ brass is busier than all its league counterparts this off-season. That’s because officials from the Junior A franchise are preparing for the upcoming campaign in a new community.
For the first time in recent memory, the Carleton Place Canadians will have a bit of an unwanted extended spring break. That’s because the Central Canada Hockey League franchise just missed out on once again qualifying for the RBC Cup, the national Junior A championship.
The Carleton Place Canadians have succeeded at winning their fourth consecutive Bogart Cup. Now, the team looks ahead to the Fred Page Cup, which commences today in Terrebonne.
Connor Hughes has already backstopped his squad to a championship in his final season of junior hockey. But the Carleton Place Canadians’ 20-year-old puckstopper is now hoping to lead his club to one, and even better, two more championships.
A glimpse into the Central Canada Hockey League’s future was on display in early April. The league’s Bantam Protected Draft was staged on April 10 at the Navan Memorial Arena, the home rink of the Cumberland Grads.
The Carleton Place Canadians have advanced to the CCHL finals for the fourth consecutive season, and for the second year in a row, are facing the Ottawa Jr. Senators for the Bogart Cup Championship.
For members of the Ottawa Jr. Senators, it was a rather painful experience to watch. Flashback to late April of 2016. The Jr. Senators had come as close as they could get to winning a league title.
The Ottawa Jr. Sens have taken a 2-0 series lead on the Cornwall Colts, who went into the playoffs as the league’s second seeded team. The Jr. Sens surprised the Colts with a 5-1 victory on Thursday, March 30th, and followed it up with a hard-fought 2-1 win on Saturday.
Though he is still one of the youngest members of the Ottawa Jr. Senators, defenceman Merrick Rippon is receiving plenty of rave reviews. In fact, the 16-year-old had such an amazing season that he was selected as the Rookie of the Year in the Central Canada Hockey League.
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